Chris McDaniel's anticipated challenge to the June 24 Republican Runoff was filed in circuit court in Jones County today.
We'll let Spokesman Noel Fritsch take in from here:
Republican Chris McDaniel and his lead attorney Mitch Tyner filed his challenge to the June 24 Republican primary runoff election today. McDaniel filed his challenge in Jones County.
"Republicans did not elect the nominee on June 24," McDaniel said, "so we are excited for the opportunity for Republicans to reclaim their primary process," he continued. "This challenge is not about the candidates. It is about the integrity of Mississippi's election process, and we are committed to ensuring that process is accurate and fair for future Republican candidates," he concluded.
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"The first amendment right of the Party to associate was clearly infringed upon on June 24th," said McDaniel lead attorney Mitch Tyner. "The Party should have arranged for the primary to limit Democratic participation, but the Cochran campaign elicited the exact opposite," Tyner continued. "Since the Republican Party's leadership clearly doesn't trust the Executive Committee to hear this challenge, we have no choice but to file for judicial review."
The challenge details the rampant election integrity problems including maintenance of ballot boxes, fraudulent votes, Insecure ballot boxes and election records, wrongly accepted absentee ballots, loosely documented security of voting machines; unsealed, unsecured ballot boxes in 22 counties, improper record maintenance within ballot boxes in 17 counties. It also includes violations of MS Code 23-15-575 and violations of the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution.